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The Green Life: Green Your 2010: Eat Fewer Animals

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January 05, 2010

Green Your 2010: Eat Fewer Animals

Vegetarian Whether you call them resolutions, goals, or lifestyle changes, there are measures you can take to make 2010 easier on the planet. This week we’re pointing out several of those actions, plus providing the numbers to back them up.

Tip #2: Try Veggies Instead

The environmental vegetarianism movement grows by the day, assisted in part by the recent assertion by the Worldwatch Institute that livestock production is to blame for more than half of the world’s greenhouse-gas emissions. If people resolved to cut back on meat and dairy in 2010, the world would be a much cleaner place.

Yearly Impact: If you refrain from eating meat just one day a week, you'll save as many emissions as you would driving 1,000 fewer miles this year.

Tell us: How do you plan to cut back your meat consumption this year?

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